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Kula Kumpuris

On July 3, 2015, Kula Makris Kumpuris passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was born February 21, 1917 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Annie Zack and George Andrew Makris.

Joe Matthews

Joe Matthews, age 81 of Pine Bluff, AR, died July 1. He was born May 26, 1934, in Texarkana, TX. He was the son of the late Joseph Simpson and Tommie Ouida Nichols Matthews.

Charles Bland

LITTLE ROCK — Charles W. Bland, passed away June 28, 2015, at Baptist Health Little Rock after a seven week battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He passed easily and finally able to breathe without struggling.

Thomas Inman

ALTHEIMER — Thomas P. Inman, age 82, of Altheimer, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015. Born September 4, 1932 in Cheyenne, Wyo., he was a son of the late John B. Inman and Mollie Cullipher Inman. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.

Erma Goodwin

WHITE HALL — Mrs. Erma Goodwin, 77, of White Hall, Ark., passed Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

Willie Morgan

Willie Von Pierce Reed Morgan, age 90, of Rison, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Mrs. Morgan was born September 7, 1924 in Grapevine, a daughter of the late Harvey C. and Mattie Mae “Marie” Johnson Pierce. She attended schools in Grapevine and Pine Bluff. Mrs. Morgan was a member of Rison Baptist Church, where she taught children’s Sunday school for twenty-eight years and was a member of the church choir for many years. She was the retired owner of Reed’s Dry Good Store. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Cleve W. Reed, Sr. and Huey Morgan; three sisters, Nona Shoptaw Huntley, Eva Jane Lee, and Patsy Lindsey; brother, Harvey C. Pierce, Jr.

Clifton Shine, Jr.

Mr. Clifton Shine, Jr. 56, of Pine Bluff passed Saturday, June 13, 2015. He was born in Dayton, Ohio to Clifton and Vera Mae(Carter) Shine, Sr., both of Pine Bluff. He leaves to cherish memories: His Parents; One Son, Christopher Reshard Shine of Sherwood, Ark.; Two Daughters, LaToya Shine-Mason of Suffolk, Va., Britana Shine of Little Rock, Ark., Three Brothers, Rickey Shine of Dallas, Texas, Maurice Shine of Los Angeles, Calif., Reginald Shine of Atlanta, Ga.; One Sister, JoAnn Williams of Little Rock, Ark.; Five Grandchildren.

Frances Young

DALLAS, TEXAS - Frances Evelyn Young, 90, passed away in Dallas, Texas on June 13, 2015. She was born November 14, 1924 in Humphrey, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and cared for many in her family that she loved so much. She had been living in her hometown of Humphrey, Arkansas until she moved to be closer to her sister, Sally.

Elmer Hill

AUSTIN TEXAS - Elmer Hill of Austin, Texas passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Elmer was born in Taft, Oklahoma on April 26, 1928 to Rufus Hill and Rosetta Graham Hill. Elmer spent more than 30 years living and working in Rochester, New York where he was a well-known leader within Jehovah’s Witness community. Elmer started his own flooring contracting business and helped many young people learn a trade.

Annie Chatman

Annie M. Chatman, 82, of Pine Bluff died June 16, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Henson-Holcomb Mortuary.